- Performed in the Cherubini Requiem, without suffering heat stroke, thankfully.
- Seen Pentatonix perform in a nearly sold-out arena, with both of my kids fanboying like crazy.
- Sewn a birthday gift for mackatlaw, a duvet cover with a Star Wars theme.
- Seen and loved the remake of Disney's Jungle Book.
- Spent a week traveling with about 150 fifth graders and their chaperones, covering something like 10 national monuments, 5 dead presidents, and more than 50,000 steps taken over the course of three days in the DC area.
- Sung in another handbell concert, this time an arrangement of the Beatles' song "Let It Be".
- Begun practicing our two chorus songs for the Star Wars concert with the symphony on the 21st, "Duel of the Fates" and "Battle of the Heroes".
- Attended two meetings with the kids' school teachers, with a third scheduled for tomorrow.
- Seen the Punch Brothers (Chris Thile's other band) perform to a packed house at Iron City.
- Taken my mom to see Paul Simon's first concert here in 25 years.
So to say that I've been busy would be a wee bit understated. The next few days should be a bit calmer, although I'm hoping to go see CA:CW on Saturday if I can get someone to keep the kids.
Still reeling from the Paul Simon concert last night. I've had his 1991 concert on CD since I was in high school, so I had a pretty good idea what to expect, but it was still overwhelming how many fantastic songs he's written over the course of his long career, songs that manage to both have a timeless quality while also instantly transporting me back to the age I was when I first heard them. He performed a two hour set, including four(!) encores, and still left me wanting more.
( Set list... )